Quartet

2012

Action / Comedy / Drama

114
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 79%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 66%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 17205

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Cast

Maggie Smith as Jean Horton
Billy Connolly as Wilf Bond
Michael Gambon as Cedric Livingston
Sheridan Smith as Dr. Lucy Cogan
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1hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rebeccamneale 9 / 10

Beautifully honest

As a singer I found this film to really clutch at the heart strings. As everyone my age I'm sure wonders what its like to be older but also in my industry an older singer who slowly begins to loose their sparkle with age. I found it very moving and beautifully honest. I felt the casting was sublime and the direction and performances were stunning.

Reviewed by philipfoxe 5 / 10

Enjoyable but let down be ending

This was one of your perfectly enjoyable luvvie fest with the predictable waspishness and bitchiness undercut by quite pleasant sentimentality. It portrays aging mostly as a process you can whine about or just get on with it. Although I don't much care for Billy Connolly as an actor, he has little choice about some of his tiresome dialogue. The spoiler for me was the finale. Of course these thesps are not singers, so I expected either dubbed vocals or even still of them with the singing over them but instead we see the quartet being applauded on stage prior to the piece and then, with barely a second's pause they are being applauded at the end of the piece, of which we hear not a single note!How easy this would have been....

Reviewed by SimonJack 6 / 10

Having fun with the talented in retirement

"Quartet" is a good British comedy with a cast of some of the great British actors of the last half of the 20th century. The film is based on a play and was the first credited directing job for Dustin Hoffman. The story has wonderful potential, but somehow the movie seems to miss the second gear that would give it some oomph.

Among the cast are some wonderful British actors that movie buffs have enjoyed for decades. They've played in comedy, drama, mysteries and romantic histories and biographies. Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon and Andrew Sachs head the cast.

The plot isn't original – a retirement home for actors, artists and musicians. The ensemble comes together to stage a production when one of the last reigning stars from a big hit joins the community. Smith's Jean Horton comments, when she sees how the people get along, "It's not a retirement home. It's a mad house."

It's an enjoyable film, mostly for those who appreciate some of the performers and films of the past. The language is a little crass and off color at times. Modern audiences may not find it slow and not very funny.

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